Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 38 km west of Milford Sound, Southland District, New Zealand, on Monday, 24 February 2020 at 10:14 (GMT) -

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 38 km west of Milford Sound, Southland District, New Zealand, on Monday, 24 February 2020 at 10:14 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 5 km depth

24 Feb 10:16 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 2 minutes.
Feb 24 10:17: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Feb 24 10:20: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.4 to 5.0 km.
Feb 24 10:32: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2.
Date & time: 24 Feb 2020 10:14:22 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.71028°S / 167.44638°E (Tasman Sea, New Zealand)
Nearby towns and cities:
38 km (23 mi) W of Milford Sound (pop: 435) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (51 mi) NNW of Te Anau (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (64 mi) WNW of Queenstown (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) W of Wanaka (pop: 4,430) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) WNW of Cromwell (pop: 5,160) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) NNW of Invercargill (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) WNW of Dunedin (pop: 114,300) --> See nearby quakes!
304 km (189 mi) W of Timaru (pop: 28,000) --> See nearby quakes!
434 km (270 mi) WSW of Christchurch (pop: 363,900) --> See nearby quakes!
707 km (439 mi) SW of Wellington (pop: 381,900) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) SW of South Island (pop: 1,135,500) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) N of Stewart Island (pop: 387) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
5.25 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
5.110 kmSouth Island, New ZealandGeoAu
4.810 km79km NNW of Te Anau, New ZealandUSGS
4.810 kmSouth Island Of New ZealandEMSC
4.910 kmSouth Island, New ZealandGFZ

User reports for this quake (4)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Knobs Flat / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Queenstown / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
81.9 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Queenstown (109.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 08 Apr 2020 12:57 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    23.5 km (14.6 mi) depth
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 27 Mar 2020 00:15 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 10 Mar 2020 07:27 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    57.6 km (35.8 mi) depth
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 07 Mar 2020 19:53 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    24.6 km (15.3 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details

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